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I selected this book after browsing through it on Amazon and reading the reviews, which were very positive. Unfortunately, my review of the book cannot be positive at this time.I purchased the Kindle version, downloaded the exercise files from the publisher and proceeded to work through the chapters and the exercises. The authors have a very engaging style of writing and they do a fine job explaining key concepts and techniques. All went well until Chapter 4. An exercise, using Fireworks to prepare a PNG file for export to Edge Animate was missing a key file. The file needed for the exercise, "HouGou.png" was missing. Instead, there were only the derivative files created from the missing original file. Therefore, what were available only were files produced by an already completed exercise. This deprived me of the opportunity to replicate the exercise on my own, which was annoying, but not a big problem, as I was able to understand what had been done.However, Chapter 7 was a disaster, since almost all the exercise files are missing. This chapter has many complex, valuable exercises that I could not replicate without the needed files. Since Chapter 8, mentions using skills acquired from Chapter 7, I stopped reading the book at that point. Wondering about the following chapters, I checked though the exercise files and apparently they are not missing.Looking for a solution, I contacted the publisher, who then contacted the author. I was assured by the publisher that if there was a reply from the author, they would inform me. That was over a week ago and I'm still waiting to finish this book. In the interest of fairness, I decided today to download the support files one more time. Unfortunately, the needed files are still missing. I'm surprised that the earlier reviewers did not mention the missing files. Since they are only available from the same source, I surely cannot be the only one who had this problem.In closing, I want to say that while this is a well-conceived and written book, I cannot recommend it. I feel that the authors did not exercise quality control regarding the necessary support files, depriving those who want to learn Edge Animate, of lessons for which they had paid.
Love the style, but I was seeking more in-depth understanding specially how to link code to animated symbols, access children of symbols, load compositions to a central composition.
Easy to read. Easy to work with and from. I've used quite a bit of the content in working on my own web stuff in Edge Animate. I suppose it could have been better but it has been quite helpful. The tutorials are easy to work through, with the book in your lap and the app on-screen. It makes sense and the results work. Also, the tutorials are easily transferable to personal work.
I will admit that I knew about this book before it became available and I looked forward to the day that it was published and I could get my hands on a copy. The wait was worth it as I was not disappointed in the purchase.First of all the book is a lot thicker than I had expected. Mainly because I didn't realize there was so much to know to get started with Edge Animate.The authors have done a great job in 'keeping it simple' so that even the newest of Edge Animate users such as myself can get a nice start with the program. Tom Green and Michael Clawson take you through several different projects that use the different tools and techniques. As a beginner with the software, I like to ask myself a question on how to use the software and then see if the book has an answer. Again, no disappointment here.The unique style of writing presented can easily be used as a start to finish course by going through the entire book or as a handy reference. For that reason, I will also be purchasing the eBook version so that I can always have the information handy.If I had to search for one flaw it would have to be the print quality of 'some' of the screenshots in the printed version. The screenshots are very well placed by the authors, just some are a bit fuzzy. Not sure if they are better in the eBook version or not.Overall, the book is great and if you are not an Edge Animate user yet, Tom and Michael will have you up and running in no time.